Laserblast (1978)

PG  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  1 March 1978 (USA)
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A teenager stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transforms him into a grotesque killer.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Milford ...
Billy Duncan
Cheryl Smith ...
Kathy Farley
Tony Craig
Deputy Pete Ungar
Barry Cutler ...
Deputy Jesse Jeep
Mike Bobenko ...
Chuck Boran
Colonel Farley
Doctor Mellon (as Roddy McDowell)
Rick Walters ...
Mike London
Simmy Bow ...
Gas Station Attendant
Franny Walton
Wendy Wernli ...
Carolyn Spicer
Michael Barrere ...
Hip Kid (as Michael Bryar)


Alien creatures kill a mutated alien creature in the California desert. Its remains, and the high-tech laser gun and power source accidentally left behind, are found by an ostracized teenager. However, the power source causes the teenager to mutate too, and he goes on a murderous rampage. Written by Leo L. Schwab <>

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1 March 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alienígenas na Terra  »

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The only film Michael Rae has ever directed. See more »


In the exam room when Dr. Mellon tells Billy he's going to give him "a local", the boom mic is visible. See more »

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Roddy McDowall's name is spelled McDowell at the end. See more »


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How so few take this film as fun...
28 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am one of those few who liked this movie. I was always reluctant to get this on DVD, but during a Full Moon Valentine's Day Sale, I bought it. A solid little cult sci-fi film with some decent special effects. I liked the development of Billy and how he slowly is possessed and driven completely mad. My only gripe with the movie has to do with the storytelling. How did the original alien in the beginning get on earth and why? Also, what was the deal with that alien being wanted from the other space aliens? That is never explained, however, it's easy to not think about it.

Too many people take movies seriously these days. Time for people to lighten up and realize that movies don't have to be perfect in order to be fun. Glad Billy blows up a billboard with "Star Wars" on it! Take that Star Wars nerds!

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